#WordWednesday: Buffo/Buffa

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BUFFO or BUFFA (9 Scrabble points) – Italian – Have you ever had a good laugh at the opera and wondered how to describe it?

Look no further than the word “buffo” or “buffa,” which translates to “funny.” It’s used in opera a few different ways. The term “opera buffa” refers to a whole genre of Italian operatic comedies, such as “The Barber of Seville.” A “basso buffo” is a low-voiced male singer specializing in humorous roles like Benoit and Alcindoro, the two nemeses who provide much-needed comic relief in “La Boheme.”

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